Booth v. North Carolina, 227 N.C. App. 484 (Jun. 4, 2013)

G.S. 14-415.1(a), proscribing the offense of felon in possession of a firearm, does not apply to the plaintiff, who had received a Pardon of Forgiveness from the NC Governor for his prior NC felony. The court relied on G.S. 14-415.1(d), which provides in part that the section does not apply to a person who “pursuant to the law of the jurisdiction in which the conviction occurred, has been pardoned.”